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BRIEF: School Choice in the States, June 2017

June 2017 State Brief

LEGISLATION AND LITIGATION National On June 26, the US Supreme Court ruled 7-2 in favor of Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Missouri (Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia vs Comer). The high court held that the state may not exclude religious entities from participating in a generally available public benefit program—in this particular case, a child […]

BRIEF: School Choice in the States, May 2017

State Brief May 2015

LEGISLATION AND LITIGATION Alabama SB 123, a bill to expand Alabama’s tax-credit scholarship program, failed in the Alabama House after having passed the Senate.  Florida The Florida Senate passed HB 15, a bill that would increase the size of the scholarships students receive through the state’s Tax Credit Scholarship Program. In April, the Florida House of […]

Charity Navigator Awards EdChoice Its Highest Rating

We’re a pretty humble lot here at EdChoice, but we’re proud of the work we do and our reputation as a standard-bearer in the K–12 educational choice movement. When someone gives us a pat on the back for our financial health, transparency and accountability, we might blush a little bit, but we definitely want to […]

The States Ranked by Spending on School Choice Programs

School Choice Spending

You may have noticed a new chart in this year’s edition of The ABCs of School Choice. That’s because we wanted to do something different and look at the aggregate spending on vouchers, tax-credit scholarships and education savings accounts (ESAs) in the context of national K–12 education spending. I took the total spending data over […]

America’s School Choice Programs Ranked by Purchasing Power, 2017 Edition

School Choice Purchasing Power

We’ve given our readers an overview of educational choice programs across the nation this week with rankings based on eligibility and participation. But one major question still remains: How well are these programs funded? The best educational choice policies make as many children as possible eligible to participate, but also empower participants to truly afford their chosen educational […]

America’s School Choice Programs Ranked by Participation, 2017 Edition

School Choice Participation

Which of America’s school choice programs has the most participants? Which has the least? The latest edition of The ABCs of School Choice gives the most up-to-date information we have on program participation. Here, we’ve ranked the programs by how many participants they have, based on the most recent data available for each program at the […]

America’s School Choice Programs Ranked by Eligibility, 2017 Edition

School Choice Eligibility

At EdChoice, our goal for any educational choice program is universal eligibility. We believe that all parents—regardless of ZIP Code, income, or any other factors—should have access to flexible educational options. You can find specific program eligibility rates in this year’s ABCs of School Choice, or check out this comprehensive list for programs ranked by school […]

U.S. States Ranked by Educational Choice Share, 2017

School Choice Share

In my continual quest to provide the most comprehensive data possible, I have revamped how we look at the educational choice share, or EdChoice share. This year, the EdChoice share looks at what proportion of all K–12 students are enrolled in an education savings account (ESA), voucher or tax-credit scholarship program. To get this number, […]

How “The ABCs of School Choice” Handbook Can Work for You

Whether you’re a policymaker or a thought leader who’s interested in educational choice, our flagship publication is designed to help make your job easier. How can The ABCs of School Choice handbook work for you? Check out its features in the short demo below. And don’t forget to pre-order your print copy to have while […]

The Power of Educational Choice

Jordan Visser

The holiday season is a time for celebrating goodwill, kindness, generosity and, most important, family. In that spirit, we’re sharing three stories that highlight not just the moral imperative of educational choice, but also some amazing families. Happy holidays, EdChoicers! Enjoy.   The Visser Family Katherine and Christo Visser and their 10-year-old her son Jordan […]